Santa Cruz says trilogy with Frampton would be remembered like Barrera-Morales
Jan 29 2017 by Dustin Murphy
But their loyalty could only help their hero so much against a improved performance by Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs), who applied the lessons learned in his loss against Frampton to win a narrow majority decision in a very close fight.
According to Trump's ideals, Santa Cruz' family, including his mother and father, would be deported.
Cruz, who said he wanted revenge after losing the first time around to Frampton, said he was happy to give Frampton a third fight. The two are scheduled to fight in a lightweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas. But Santa Cruz found a second wind and finished strongly. "(Santa Cruz) told me what he was going to do and sometimes, it felt like the brawler was outboxing the boxer". Frampton nevertheless was more than willing to engage in a firefight and throw everything he had at Santa Cruz, but during those exchanges, Santa Cruz's punches appeared sharper.
"I fought smart, kept my distance and range", Garcia said. So, how about we see Santa Cruz and Frampton locking horns with another fellow title-holder like Gary Russell Jr, Lee Selby or Oscar Valdez in their next outings?
"(Santa Cruz) was the general tonight and he won the battle", said Richard Schaefer, the fight's promoter. But Santa Cruz-ever the crafty veteran-managed to flip several even rounds in his favor by getting the better of late-round flourishes. Opposite Mark Kriegel, Frampton discussed his mindset coming into the second fight.
"I want to apologise for the traveling support, but the better man deserved it", said Frampton.
Both men seem down for a trilogy matchup, and I don't think there would be too many complaints about that. "I worked hard. Carl Frampton is a great fighter". The Mexican fighter began to dig to the body with the left hook as Frampton traded with him. His fame there skyrocketed when he became his homeland's first multi-division world champion by taking Leo Santa Cruz's featherweight belt via majority decision in July at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I want us to be mentioned with the great fights of the past. Me and Leo have had 24 rounds with each other, they've all been competitive. "Now let's make it a third fight". I predicted it. I knew he was going to win the first time, and he did.
"I hope so, I hope he is a man of his word and we can do it in Belfast", he said on Sky Sports 1.
And such is the hype surrounding heavyweight bout, it is expected to match the record for highest attendance to watch a fight in the United Kingdom, as 90,000 people could cram into the home of English football. In the sixth, the fighters took turns landing hard shots to the body, the fans roaring their approval.
Black Star News gives Santa Cruz the vote by decision in a repeat of perhaps a second "Fight of the Year" candidate, creating a possible Ireland vs. Mexico trilogy.